Education

It is a tragedy that through no fault of their own or their families, so many of our children are not provided the tools they need to succeed in life. Where children are educated so often decides the matter of if they are educated. It is fundamentally unfair to deny parents choice with respect to their children’s education. The Catholic Church supports the freedom of parents to choose a school for their children with a safe, productive learning environment, and rejects the notion that a parent’s address and income level should determine a child’s educational opportunities.



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Historic School Choice Legislation Signed Into Law

Governor Brownback has signed a bill into law that includes a school choice program which will be the first of its kind in Kansas. The “Tax Credit for Low Income Students Scholarship Program” will empower low-income families to choose a private education that they might not otherwise have been able to afford. Under the program, […] Read More >>

School Choice Rally at State Capitol Feb. 11

February 10, 2014 | | Posted in The Issues

On Tuesday, February 11 at 2 PM, a coalition of groups will be hosting a rally for school choice in the Kansas State Capitol.  Individuals and families interested in the issue of school choice are welcome to attend! Rally for School Choice February 11, 2014 2 PM 1st Floor, Kansas State Capitol 300 SW 10th […] Read More >>

House Votes Down School Choice Bill

March 25, 2013 | , | Posted in The Issues

Today the Kansas House voted against legislation that would give kids from low income families, and children with special needs, the opportunity to attend private schools they would not otherwise be able to afford.  The vote was 56-63, but in a highly unusual development, because of a mistake by the representative sitting in the chair, […] Read More >>

Kansas House to Debate School Choice Legislation

March 24, 2013 | , | Posted in The Issues

On Monday, March 25, the Kansas House of Representatives will debate legislation that would give children from low-income families and children with special needs the opportunity to attend private schools they would otherwise not be able to afford. SB 22 would establish the corporate education tax credit scholarship program.  Corporate donors would be able to […] Read More >>

Kansas Legislature Recognizes Catholic Schools Week

February 1, 2013 | , , | Posted in The Issues

This week the Kansas Legislature unanimously passed resolutions recognizing National Catholic Schools Week.  Senator Elaine Bowers carried the Senate resolution while Representative Bill Sutton carried the House resolution. Read More >>

School Choice Whistle-Stop Tour to Stop in Kansas January 28

January 7, 2013 | | Posted in The Issues

On January 28, the National School Choice Week “Special” Whistle-Stop Train Tour will stop in Topeka and Kansas City.  Please join us in supporting the right of parents to choose the best education for their children! Visit http://www.schoolchoiceweek.com/train for more information. Read More >>

Virginia Walden-Ford to Appear at Wichita and KC School Choice Events July 30

July 20, 2012 | , | Posted in The Issues

Virginia Walden-Ford, who was one of a group of about 130 black students chosen to desegregate Little Rock’s high schools in the 1960s, will speak at two school choice forums in Kansas on July 30.  The events are hosted by the Kansas Policy Institute. Wichita – 30 July 8:00 a.m. breakfast and presentation No cost […] Read More >>